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Motorcycle ATV – Tech Tips To Keep Doing What You Love Best
So, As the technical aspects of maintenance increase, you will encountered more challenges. Consequently, How else will you learn and grow? But, sometimes you get in over your head and really feel like throwing in the towel.
Rarely does someone find success on their first try. Trial and error, hard work, and perseverance. Sound familiar?
Probably explains how you got started riding in the first place. So, How many times did you crash? Then you picked up your Motorcycle ATV and got right back on it. Keep failing until you figure it out.
Basic Maintenance And Tech Tips; To Keep Your Motorcycle ATV Running The Way It Should
Oil and Filter
Is it time to change the oil and filter? Routine oil and filter changes provide optimal protection; and prevents breakdown and performance loss. Finally, Don’t bother with trying to save money by changing the oil filter every other oil change. Your ride is a high maintenance beast, so give her the best treatment. Besides, it doesn’t cost a lot and takes just a few extra minutes.
Check the tire pressure. Riding on optimum tire pressure prevents premature wear; enhances fuel economy and provides the safest means of travel. You don’t want to ride on underinflated or overinflated tires. Because, of the greater risk of a blow out and eroded traction.
While at knee level, check for cracking, discoloration and tread life. Remember the warranty? If not, next time write it down and keep tabs on how far you have ridden. The tires might look fresh, but play it safe and consider a new set; if you have reached the tread life as stated by the manufacturer.
Chain, Belt Or Shaft
Check the chain, belt or shaft depending on what drives your ride. And, you really should give it a glance probably every time you ride anyway; but definitely every 500 miles or so and absolutely after washing or riding in the rain.
Check the brake, clutch, shift and throttle controls. Look for fraying in the cables and test their functionality. Too tight or too loose a squeeze, make the necessary adjustments. Lubricate cables. The throttle should roll smoothly and snap back when disengaged.
Check the brakes! You have tested their functionality, now ensure the brakes stop your ride when applied. Look at the brake fluid level, thickness of pads and for leakage around the hoses.
Check all the signal lights and headlamp. Besides providing safety, functioning lights prevent an unnecessary fix-it ticket from law enforcement. All lights should gleam with precision; so drivers can see you and know exactly where you ride.
Bearings and Pivot Points
Check the bearings and anything that pivots. Inspecting the bearings for slop and the pivot points for ease of movement; ranks quite high in terms of overall safety.
You need to let your engine breathe a bit; and a clogged air filter can choke the life out of any engine. Check the air filter. Is it dirty? Pop in a fresh one before you go anywhere and since it is open, clean the airbox too.
Finally, Try to do as much as possible yourself. Most riders feel safer and more confident about there ride, after doing there own maintenance. Consequently, Making to feel the machine you’re in control of.
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